Feeding relationships of teleostean fishes on coral reefs in Kona, Hawaii

@article{Hobson1974FeedingRO,
  title={Feeding relationships of teleostean fishes on coral reefs in Kona, Hawaii},
  author={Edmund S. Hobson},
  journal={Fishery Bulletin},
  year={1974},
  volume={72},
  pages={915-1031}
}
  • E. Hobson
  • Published 1974
  • Environmental Science
  • Fishery Bulletin
Feeding relationships ofteleostean fishes on coral reefs a t Kona, Hawaii, were studied during 1969 and 1970. Fishes that have a generalized feeding mechanism, including those carnivores whose morphologies place them close to the main line of teleostean evolution, are predominantly noqturnal or crepuscular. These include holocentrids, scorpaenids, serranids, apogonids, priacanthids, and lutjanids. The major prey of the nocturnal species are small, motile crustaceans, which are most available to… 
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